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WHO and partners recommend actions to improve adolescent health

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6 mentions7 days ago
New guidance – Global accelerated action for the health of adolescents (AA-HA!): Guidance to support country implementation – aims to assist governments in deciding what they plan to do – ...

Live webcast from Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70)

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2 mentions1 day ago
Media centre Fact sheets Fact files Questions & answers Features Multimedia Contacts Many sessions of the World Health Assembly will be available by live webcast between 22–31 May 2017. The ...

Speed management key to saving lives, making cities more liveable

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Managing speed, a new report from WHO, suggests that excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to 1 in 3 road traffic fatalities worldwide. Measures to address speed prevent road traffic deaths ...

WHO calls for immediate action to save lives in Somalia

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and ...

Road traffic injuries

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2 mentions1 week ago
Every year the lives of almost 1.24 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. Between 20 to 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries,

Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show

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3 mentions6 days ago
Almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from WHO show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards ...

Antimicrobial resistance

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial drug that was originally effective for treatment of infections caused by it. Resistant microorganisms (including bacteria, fungi, viruses and ...

Infection prevention and control

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Infection prevention and control global unit overview Water sanitation and health Antimicrobial resistance Patient safety Quality in universal health coverage Private organizations for patient safety SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands ...

The Smallpox Eradication Programme - SEP (1966-1980)

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2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. Smallpox was officially declared eradicated in 1980 and is the first disease to have been fought on a global scale.